Homemade Sweet Potato Bread


Sweet potatoes have made their presence known on tables around the world. Rich in beta carotene, this rich-tasting vegetable root graces a Thanksgiving table in the North, while in the South, sweet potato bread, fries, pies and puddings appear all year long. Making bread from cooked sweet potato is a way of getting rid of those leftovers while creating a tasty dish that even the kids will love.

Step 1

Combine sugars and applesauce. Beat until well mixed. Add eggs and beat again until mixed.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking soda and spices. Slowly add flour mixture and water to egg mixture, switching between each while adding. Mix until smooth.

Step 3

Stir in cooked, mashed sweet potatoes until combined. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Step 4

Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.

Step 5

Combine 1/4 cup white sugar and cinnamon, blending well. Drizzle melted butter over the top of the bread and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 9-by-5-inch loaf pan
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon


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Who Can Help

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Keywords: quick breads, sweet potato recipes, breakfast breads

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Based in Wisconsin, Danita Fausek’s 30-year working career includes jobs in administration, construction and remodeling, as well as teaching quality processes and art classes. She has a degree in photography, and for more than 15 years, she ran her own business doing weddings and event planning. Fausek brings all of this expertise to her writing.